I had a friend who explained to me that in his country he had a period where they experience something called load shedding . This is the deliberate shutdown of electric power in a part or parts of a power-distribution system, generally to prevent the failure of the entire system when the demand strains the capacity of the system. I asked about how they would prepare for such instances but there was no doubt that life was not business as usual when light was out . It was way harder than when the lights were on .
Without light , life is not good . You can see why God commanded light in Genesis 1:3 then said it was good . When heaven and earth were created , it was not until light came that it became good .
When Jesus came , that is when light came to people who continued to live in darkness . You cannot live a fulfilling life in darkness that is why you cannot do anything when there is darkness all around . You spend most of your time struggling to walk around in a dark nothingness . You stumble , you misjudge where things are and you have a much more difficult time finding your way around things .
If you look at everything bad happening in our world today , it all stems from darkness in one way or another . The presence of sin is the presence of darkness . The light of Jesus however , illuminates our lives and gives a good meaning to our lives .
How then do we live our lives void of darkness? We do that by seeing the great light of Jesus Christ and following him . The light illuminates the darkness in your life and begins to shine in and all around you . Before you know it , you would become a candle for him shining brilliantly to light up other places that are in darkness .